Mid-South Environmental Council
The mission of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Environmental Council is to provide a forum for area businesses to receive updates and discuss the impact of new and existing environmental regulations, as well as the potential impact of regulatory changes on business. The council also works with environmental officials to create an awareness of the business community’s concerns.
The Environmental Council’s goals are to:
- Create a healthy working environment with the regulatory agencies governing the Memphis region.
- Provide periodic updates on one of the four concentration areas – Air, Water and Wastewater, Solid and Hazardous Waste, and Recycling.
- Help prepare member companies for new regulations and policies.
Each year, the Environmental Council holds a conference to address new regulatory issues and current regulations. The council also meets as needed when new issues arise. Past topics have included: Annual conference topics include:
- June 2008: Moderate Non-Attainment Designation and the impact of RACT requirements on industry.
- July 2007: Title V Air Emission Fees
- October 2006: Barge Traffic Emissions
- May 2005: Emissions Trading & Off-sets Program
- January 2004: Federal Clean Air Act New Source Reform
- October 2004: Senator Alexander Employer Roundtable on Natural Gas Prices
- May 2002: Effects of the State Budget Cuts on the Environment